Chocolate Dipped Potato Chip Cookies

Sweet and salty potato chip cookies made even better with a dip into melted chocolate. You’ve never tasted anything like Chocolate Dipped Potato Chip Cookies! 

Stack of 4 potato chips cookies dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

I have been making potato chip cookies for as long as I’ve been married. My mother in law introduced me to these butter cookies way back when!

Seeing that we are about to celebrate our 25 yr wedding anniversary ((applause)), I thought these would be a good treat to make.

What are Potato Chip Cookies?

If you’ve never had these cookies before, they’re a simple butter cookie with crushed up potato chips folded into the dough.

The original recipe creates soft buttery cookies with a crunchy inside. Yum.

But I took it a step further. Why in 25 years it never occurred to me to dip these in chocolate, I will never know. I mean seriously, duh.

Chocolate dipped cookies are amazing. Why not do it to these cookies?

Well, I did. And guess what? They are outstanding too!

In fact, this combo of sweet and salty was just about the perfect midnight snack. It took a LOT of willpower not to eat a whole plate of these cookies in one sitting.

White tray with potato chip cookies dunked in chocolate and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • butter and shortening
  • sugar
  • vanilla
  •  all-purpose flour
  • crushed potato chips
  • powdered sugar
  • Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers

How to Make Potato Chip Cookies

STEP 1. Mix butter, shortening, and sugar until well combined. Add vanilla, flour and chips. Drop by teaspoons on a cookie sheet.

STEP 2. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 13-15 minutes, until golden brown on bottom and white on top. When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

You can stop right there and these will be delicious. But why not go the extra mile and dip them in melted chocolate? You won’t be sorry!

Wooden bowl with parchment paper filled with chocolate dipped potato chip cookies.

Chocolate Dipped

It’s no secret I love Ghirardelli Dark chocolate melting wafers.

It melts smooth and tastes delicious, even my non dark chocolate lovers enjoy this smooth, rich chocolate treat.

To melt, pour wafers in a glass bowl and heat in microwave for 1 minute. Stir until smooth.

Dip one end of the cookies in chocolate, and place them on parchment paper to set.

I dusted the chocolate dipped size of the cookie with a little more powdered sugar, but they still look and taste great without it.

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Tips and Tricks

  • Before you begin dipping, get a sheet of wax or parchment paper ready to go. Dipping chocolate can get MESSY so getting everything set up in advance will eliminate as much excess chocolate dripping as possible.
  • Be sure to let the potato chip cookies cool completely before moving on to the dipping step!
  • Hold the cookies by one end and lightly dip them into the bowl of melted chocolate. Use a fork to remove any excess before transferring the cookie to the wax paper.
  • Don’t coat the cookies with too much chocolate. A quick dip is enough to give you the chocolate taste you want without overwhelming the potato chip flavor and texture.

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 Recipe Notes

  • To make the cookies more uniform, and look smooth, roll into a ball and press top with thumb before baking. I usually do the first two batches like this, then give up cause I want to be done and turn my oven off!!
  • Store in an airtight container kept in a cool place. If your home runs warm and the chocolate starts to get melty, you can also keep them in the fridge for easy snacking.
  • Definitely use BOTH butter and shortening in the recipe if you can. This combination of fats creates a cookie with buttery flavor and a soft texture.
Rectangular white plate with potato chip cookies dipped in chocolate. On a red napkin with white stars.

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Yield: 24 cookies

Chocolate Dipped Potato Chip Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Sweet and salty potato chip cookies made even better with a dip into melted chocolate. You've never tasted anything like Chocolate Dipped Potato Chip Cookies! 


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup shortening (like Crisco)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips
  • powdered sugar, for sprinkling on top
  • 1 cup Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers


  1. Mix butter, shortening (Crisco) and sugar until well combined. Add vanilla, flour and crushed potato chips.
  2. Drop by teaspoons on a cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 13-15 minutes, until golden brown on bottom and white on top. When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  4. If desired (which I do), dip in melted chocolate and refrigerate to set. Enjoy!


  • To make more uniform, and look smooth, roll into a ball and press top with thumb before baking. I usually do the first two batches like this, then give up cause I want to be done and turn my oven off!!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Recipe originally published May 24, 2011. Photos updated April 16, 2019.

These Potato Chip cookies are sweet, salty, crunchy and irresistibly good.


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Posted on April 4, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. Hi Aimee, I’m thinking of making these for a cookie exchange this week and I was wondering if you could tell me which brand or style of potato chips you like to use.


    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  2. Oh Wow! The name of the cookies caught my attention right off the bat! I definitely want to give these a try!! So glad I saw your recipe on Cupcake Apothecary

  3. I made these this week for our cookie of the week 🙂 I loved them!! They are so good. My husband . . .well he complained about the chips LOL He said it was salty to which I pointed out that all cookies have salt added to them; the chips just added the salt. He said “really? Cookies have salt?” I shouldn’t have told him there were chips in these 😉

    1. You said margarine but then said Crisco. Did you mean Crisco (shortening) or margarine like the fake butter stuff.

  4. Just yesterday I was planning on making some potato chip cookies for some friends. Great recipe.

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday. I’ve stumbled your post. I hope to see you again this week.

  5. Thanks for the anniversary wishes.
    Jenn- I use the cheap thin potato chips (not ruffled) as they crush easy. I too love chocolate covered chips- but for those I use the nice thick kettle ruffled. Yum.

  6. Yummy! I love the way you combine your sweet & salty! What type of potato chips do you like to use?

    When I was a kid, we used to travel to my grandparents summer home in Pennsylvania and would always stop at a candy store where they made unique chocolate creations. It was the first time I ever had a chocolate covered potato chip, and loved it! I have a hunch these cookies would bring back a flood of good memories from that trip!


  7. I’m definitely putting these on my list of cookies to make for treat baskets for the holidays. I love everything about these. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  8. Happy Anniversary! Why have I not heard of these before? The chocolate was brilliant. Thanks for sharing this at Fat Camp Friday this weekend. Enjoy your weekend, see you next week!

  9. Oh these sound delicious. Now I have to try these!
    Happy Anniversary!!
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  10. Thanks so much for coming by to show off some of your sugary treats this week. They look amazing 🙂 Have a fabulous long weekend ! Hope you can come share more recipes again soon!

  11. Oh my goodness! I want to try these so badly! I am pinning them on my pinterest right now! I might even make them this weekend!

    I found you from the fun w food linky party and I am about to search around your blog for a while. 🙂

    Have a great weekend.

  12. Stop. Seriously? Chocolate dipped POTATO CHIPS? I think I’ve died and gone to heaven. I will be trying this ASAP 😀

  13. It may sound weird, but I often dip potato chips into chocolate to eat, so I KNOW these cookies are delicious!

  14. These look just yummy! I have made Mexican wedding cake cookies with potato chips but never thought to dip them in chocolate! Great idea!! Thanks for sharing on 2 Maids a Baking!! And congratulations on your wedding anniversary!!

  15. I’ve never had potato chips cookies but I love the idea plus the ingredients are so simple and always in my pantry. I’ll definitely give these a try. Would love it if you would drop by my dessert linky party and share the recipe.

    A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday

  16. If you love butter cookies (or shortbread cookies) you will devour these. Potato chips add that little bit of salty, but enhance the richness of the butter. Wow- it actually sounds like I know what I’m talking about. Just trust me, they are good!

  17. Oh Mama Mia!! I ♥ cookies, though I’ve never had them with potatoe chips inside the mix! I am SO trying these : )

  18. oh my goodness I LOVE potato chip cookies!! I’m totally bookmarking this. Thank you so much for the recipe! I am your newest facebook like 🙂

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